Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, died Dec. 2 at North Shore Hospital in Miami. She was 32. Though the cause of death is not yet known, Renee did experience complications following the Dec. 1 birth of her first child, Liat Nadine Shamir.
The New York-born/Miami-raised artist is best-known as the singer of Planet Soul’s 1996 crossover hit “Set U Free” (Strictly Rhythm Records), which reached the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. In the late ’90s, she signed with MCA and recorded an album that was shelved. A re-worked version (titled “Oasis of Love”) was later released by the Orchard.
In addition to her daughter, Renee is survived by her husband, John Shamir; her mother, Joanna Pavone; sister Deborah Frangomihalos; and brother Joseph Silza. Funeral services were held Dec. 5.